Solar Panels Cape Town
Solar panels convert the suns light into energy to provide electricity for residential or commercial buildings. Solar panels are manufactured from a combination of many smaller solar cells. The solar cells are spread out over a wide area to catch the suns light. It then sends the current back to the inverter which converts the light to usable energy.
An average home has more than enough roof area for the necessary number of solar panels to produce enough solar electricity to supply all of its power needs excess electricity generated goes onto the main power grid, paying off in electricity use at night.
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Newer Technology panels are built to last between 20 and 25 years. Although it is costly to implement, solar power offers a clean, renewable source of energy in South Africa.
Solar energy, coming from the sun is thought of as an inexhaustible source of fuel. Additionally, it’s pollution-free and often noise-free as well.
The sun has been creating energy for billions of years. It must be harnessed with the installation of solar panels Cape Town.
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How Do Solar Panels Work?
Clean, Renewable Energy Source
Besides the fact that solar panels cape town makes it possible to live off-grid, perhaps the greatest benefit that you would enjoy from the use of solar power is that it is both a clean and a renewable source of energy.
With the advent of global climate change, it has become more important that we do whatever we can to reduce the pressure on our atmosphere from the emission of greenhouse gases. Solar panels have no moving parts and require little maintenance. They are ruggedly built and last for decades when properly maintained.
Monocrystalline Solar Panels Cape Town
Monocrystalline solar panels contain cells that are cut from a single crystalline silicon ingot. The composition of these cells is purer because each cell is made from a single piece of silicon.
As a result, mono panels are slightly more efficient than poly panels. They also perform better in high heat and lower light environments, which means they will produce closer to their rated output in less than ideal conditions.
However, they cost more to produce, and that higher cost is passed on to the buyer. Mono panels are a bit more expensive than poly panels of the same wattage.
Polycrystalline Solar Panels Cape Town
Polycrystalline solar panels generally have lower efficiencies than monocrystalline options, but their advantage is a lower price point. In addition, polycrystalline solar panels tend to have a blue hue instead of the black hue of monocrystalline panels.
Polycrystalline solar panels are also made from silicon. However, instead of using a single crystal of silicon, manufacturers melt many fragments of silicon together to form the wafers for the panel.
Polycrystalline solar panels are also referred to as “multi-crystalline,” or many-crystal silicon. Because there are many crystals in each cell, there is less freedom for the electrons to move. As a result, polycrystalline solar panels have lower efficiency ratings than monocrystalline panels.
Series vs Parallel Wiring
Parallel circuits have multiple paths for the current to move along. If an item in the circuit is broken, current will continue to move along the other paths, while ignoring the broken one. This type of circuit is used for most household electrical wiring. For example: when you turn off your TV, it doesn’t also turn off your lights.
When wiring solar panels in parallel, the amperage (current) is additive, but the voltage remains the same. eg. If you had 4 solar panels in parallel and each was rated at 12 volts and 5 amps, the entire array would be 12 volts and 20 amps.
Series circuits have only one path for current to travel along. Therefore, all the current in the circuit must flow through all the loads. A series circuit is a continuous, closed-loop – breaking the circuit at any point stops the entire series from operating. An example of a series circuit is a string of old Christmas lights – if one bulb breaks, the whole string turns off.
When wiring solar panels in a series, the voltage is additive, but the amperage remains the same. eg. If you had 4 solar panels in a series and each was rated at 12 volts and 5 amps, the entire array would be 48 volts and 5 amps.
Solar Panel Installation Cape Town
Solar West Coast solar panel installers cover a wide area across the West Coast of Cape Town. Let us help you build a system that suits your needs and your budget. We build affordable, cost-effective residential and commercial systems.
In some ways, the actual installation is the easiest part. You might need to be present when the installers arrive so you can give them access to your roof and to the electrical system of your home. If you have pets, make sure they’re safely secured.
We Install Panels In The Following Areas:
Langebaan – Vredenburg – Saldanha – Hopefield – St Helena Bay – Velddrif – Jacobs Bay – Moorreesburg – Yzerfontein – Cape Town